Short Distances to Large Gaps in Health
The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Center on Society and Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) released four new maps illustrating how large gaps in health can exist in very short distances.
Expanding the Pipeline of Skilled Workers
The White House hosted a summit focused on the need to “upskill” America’s workforce. More than 100 leading employers, who employ five million workers, made commitments to "upskill" their workers by expanding access to apprenticeships and on-the-job training in partnership with thirty national and local labor unions and non-profit groups.
Students Accept Challenge to Fight Hunger in Montgomery County
Andy Burness spoke on behalf of the Montgomery County Food Security Collaborative at the Hungry for Solutions Challenge, charging students with the responsibility of developing real world, implementable solutions to tackle food insecurity in Montgomery County.
What Are Your Kids Doing After 3 p.m.?
It’s 3 p.m. on a weekday and, like millions of moms and dads across America, you’re still at work. Where do your kids go when school lets out?
Scientists Share Tyler Prize for Protecting Forests and Oceans
Jane Lubchenco and Madhav Gadgil, scientists working on land and in oceans, have spent their careers identifying solutions that protect our planet’s biodiversity and some of our most at-risk environments. They are this year's Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement laureates.
Meet the 2015 Heinz Award Recipients
Established to honor the memory of the late U.S. Senator John Heinz, the Awards celebrate extraordinary achievements of individuals in areas of great importance to him: Arts and Humanities; the Environment; Human Condition; Public Policy; and Technology, the Economy and Employment.
Honduran Indigenous Leader Wins Goldman Environmental Prize
Berta Cáceres is not like most people. Her close friends and colleagues carry around a eulogy for her, even though she is very much alive and just won the 2015 Goldman Environmental Prize.
Important Perspectives in Development
The 2015 Aspen New Voices Fellows are off to a great start getting their voices out there! The development experts from across Africa and Asia bring fresh perspective to the global development dialogue.
Healthy Lungs Are Worth Fighting For
On April 12, Burness partnered with the American Lung Association of the Mid-Atlantic for the 2015 Fight for Air Climb – an annual, vertical race that raises awareness to improve lung health and prevent lung disease.
Writing for the Web in Ethiopia
Over the past two years, we have had the honor of working with the Ethiopian Ministry of Health’s Public Relations and Communication Directorate (PRCD). One project we worked on together, after redesigning their website—was a workshop on writing effectively for the web.